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Secret Life of Muslims: Hijabs Q&A

Muslim American women discuss common misconceptions about the hijab. This is from a series of short films called The Secret Life of Muslims, created by filmmaker Joshua Seftel.

Women In Iran Are Ripping Off Their Hijabs As Protest

U.S. Puts $5 Million Bounty On Pakistani Taliban Leader

Young women in Iran are part of a new generation of activists as they protest their country’s restrictive dress code. Following the example of one woman who became a symbol of popular protest in December, Iranian women now are standing on telecoms boxes and removing their headscarves. At least six images of women removing their […]

What Is Religious Freedom Day Announced By Trump?

President Donald Trump proclaimed Jan. 16 as Religious Freedom Day, the White House announced Tuesday morning. It was “to commemorate the 232nd anniversary of the passing of a State law that has shaped and secured our cherished legacy of religious liberty,” he said in a proclamation. In 2017, Trump signed an executive order to this […]

Challenging times for veiled women

No to Islamophobia Many veiled women living in the West may have found great comfort in the heartening call of President of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen for all women to wear headscarves in solidarity with Muslims and fight what he described as “rampant Islamophobia”. For the left-wing former Austrian Green Party leader, the veil […]

A Young Woman and Her Hijab: Symbols of Iran’s Unrest

A Young Woman and Her Hijab: Symbols of Iran's Unrest

As protests continue across Iran for the seventh day, one woman is being hailed as a “hero” after a video of her removing her hijab in an apparent protest was posted on a social media site. The footage shows the woman standing on a box, waving the hijab at the end of a stick like […]

Nigerian law graduate denied call to bar over hijab

Nigerian law graduate denied call to bar over hijab

A Nigerian law school graduate was denied her call to the bar for refusing to take off her headscarf. Amasa Firdaus Abdulsalam was not permitted by the Body of Benchers to enter the International Conference Centre on December 12 where the call to bar is usually held. The Lagos-based Nigerian Law School said that she […]

Teen Called a “Muslim B**ch” After Accusing Teacher

U.S. Puts $5 Million Bounty On Pakistani Taliban Leader

A Virginia teen who alleges a teacher pulled off her Islamic headscarf is now being harassed online by other students and another teacher from her school, a Muslim civil rights group has reported. Student Yasmin Yahye said last week that that teacher Lesmond Saunders removed her headscarf without her consent and has since told the […]

Muslim woman in India denied job for wearing hijab

Muslim woman in India denied job for wearing hijab

An Indian social worker says she was denied a job at an orphanage based in the Indian capital of New Delhi because her recruiter felt that her hijab made her look “like a Muslim lady”. “Everything was going smooth, we exchanged many emails,” Nedal Zoya, a graduate from Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, […]

First hijab-wearing Barbie based on Ibtihaj Muhammad

First hijab-wearing Barbie based on Ibtihaj Muhammad

Barbie will release its first hijab-wearing character in 2018, a doll based on the Olympian fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. The 31-year-old sportswoman rose to fame at the 2016 Summer Olympics, after becoming the first female Muslim-American to earn a medal at the games, and the first American woman to don the headscarf at the competition. 

Op-Ed Forget traditional chadors, abayas or burqas. Islamic style is showing up on catwalks, in mainstream stores and on non-Muslim women

For a decade I’ve studied how Muslim women dress. Ripped jeans tucked into combat boots, structured jackets accessorized with designer sunglasses, flowy pastel chiffons embellished with crystal-encrusted brooches and tailored batik dresses paired with hand-dyed head coverings. These are just a few examples of what I call pious fashion: clothing that aims to be modest […]